Senior pictures have changed a lot since I was a kid. Back then I visited a photo studio to pose for my picture, and they contrived to improve me by the use of bright lights and soft backgrounds. A few weeks later my mother dropped in at the studio to pick up my folder of eight proofs, and we agonized about which pose to order, because I could only choose one.
Emily had her senior pictures taken in early July. The photographer is a classmate who takes senior pictures for extra spending money. She uses her digital camera and Photoshop for professional results.
We met Sasha at Loose Park early one evening when the light was just right. I kept company with her houseguest, a French foreign exchange student, while they got down to business. Because Loose Park is such a beautiful place, I brought my camera too.
An hour and three outfits later, the session was over.
Sasha delivered Emily’s photos to our house last week on an SD card the size of my thumbnail. The card contains 31 poses, and they are all ours to use however we wish.
Some things – granted, they’re small things – have changed for the better.